SF Bay PSR and National PSR support the following policy solutions toward a nuclear-weapons-free world

1. Support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Cosponsor H.R. 302 — Embracing the goals and provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 2. Continue the U.S. moratorium on nuclear testing Cosponsor H.R.7140 /  S.3886 — PLANET Act, to prohibit the use of funds for an explosive nuclear weapons test. ...

SF Bay PSR and National PSR support the following policy solutions toward a nuclear-weapons-free world2020-07-30T15:19:46-07:00

Passed with recommendations by SF Bay PSR: Berkeley City Council Resolution

Berkeley City Council, CA, voted on a resolution that will be sent to Congressmember Barbara Lee and to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. On the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the City of Berkeley calls on the President and Congress to step back from the brink and to ...

Passed with recommendations by SF Bay PSR: Berkeley City Council Resolution2020-07-30T15:22:06-07:00

Opposed by SF Bay PSR: Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Proposed Interpretative Rule on Transfer of Very Low-Level Waste to Exempt Persons for Disposal

This very dangerous and under-the-radar move by the NRC would allow massive volumes of radioactive waste to be discarded in regular landfills. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Committee to Bridge the Gap (CBG), Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA), and San Francisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility (SF Bay PSR) wrote collectively to ...

Opposed by SF Bay PSR: Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Proposed Interpretative Rule on Transfer of Very Low-Level Waste to Exempt Persons for Disposal2020-07-30T15:45:00-07:00

Endorsed by PSR National: many amendments to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

PSR submitted comments to support many of the amendments made as part of the rule on H.R. 6395, the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). However, only a small number of amendments are likely to receive roll-call votes. We recommended a YES on the following votes: 1. Floor 9, H. Amdt. 526 (Pocan) to ...

Endorsed by PSR National: many amendments to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)2020-07-30T15:27:00-07:00

Opposed by PSR National: Republican “HEALS Act” to provide an additional $30 billion to the Department of Defense

75 Organizations say NO to GOP Plans to Use COVID-19 Relief Money for Weapons of War PSR strongly opposes the proposal in the Republican “HEALS Act” to provide an additional $30 billion to the Department of Defense and urges Congress to continue to provide urgent and vital relief to the people of the United States ...

Opposed by PSR National: Republican “HEALS Act” to provide an additional $30 billion to the Department of Defense2020-07-30T15:23:04-07:00

Submitted Public Comments: Public Health and Air Quality Professionals Call for an All-Electric Energy Code in the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Docket No. 19-BSTD-03)

Public Health and Air Quality Professionals Call for an All-Electric Energy Code in the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Docket No. 19-BSTD-03) As a group of public health and air quality professionals, we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Exposure to air pollution is ...

Submitted Public Comments: Public Health and Air Quality Professionals Call for an All-Electric Energy Code in the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Docket No. 19-BSTD-03)2020-07-23T15:27:21-07:00

Passed: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Bans Nuclear from Clean Power Program

After an upsurge of widespread public outcry against a proposed nuclear power deal with PG&E, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) unanimously passed a resolution which bans all purchase or exchange of nuclear energy in the City's flagship CleanPowerSF program. July 15, 2020  

Passed: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Bans Nuclear from Clean Power Program2020-07-18T10:36:26-07:00

Passed: California Air Resources Board adopted the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Standards

In June 2020, the California Air Resources Board unanimously adopted the landmark Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule that supports increasing levels of zero emission technologies across the truck fleet in California between 2024 and 2035. The proposal will generate deep reductions in harmful pollutants, yield significant health benefits in California and beyond, and especially ...

Passed: California Air Resources Board adopted the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Standards2020-07-01T14:48:11-07:00

Endorsed: AB-345, to require CA Secretary of NRA to create an environmental justice program

Endorsed AB-345, which requires the CA Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency to create an environmental justice program to identify and address any gaps in existing programs, policies, or activities and to develop by July 2022, agency regulations specifying a minimum setback distances between oil and gas activities and schools, childcare facilities, playgrounds, residences, ...

Endorsed: AB-345, to require CA Secretary of NRA to create an environmental justice program2020-06-30T17:26:26-07:00

Opposed: The use of Carbon Tetrachloride by submitting public comments to EPA

Opposed the continued use of Carbon Tetrachloride by submitting public comments related to the  EPA Draft Risk Evaluation. In its initial assessment, the EPA found that Carbon Tetrachloride poses no risks to the environment or to those working directly with the chemical. Meanwhile, independent studies have concluded that the chemical is carcinogenic, threatens groundwater supplies, ...

Opposed: The use of Carbon Tetrachloride by submitting public comments to EPA2020-06-30T13:37:08-07:00
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